William T. Burnett & Co. Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating William T. Burnett & Co. regarding its recent data breach. The William T. Burnett data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 1,900 individuals.


William T. Burnett is a materials manufacturing company that specializes in making technical foam and nonwoven products for various industries. Founded in 1898, William T. Burnett began by producing cotton batting and felt for furniture. Over time, William T. Burnett expanded into synthetic materials and fibers used by industries like the aerospace, construction, and medical sectors. Today, William T. Burnett is able to provide more than 300 customizable material blends, making it a national leader in foam manufacturing. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, William T. Burnett conducts business throughout the world and employs over 200 individuals.


On October 6, 2022, William T. Burnett discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, William T. Burnett determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information by launching a ransomware attack on September 30, 2022. On October 26, 2022, William T. Burnett began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information impacted includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from William T. Burnett & Co.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the William T. Burnett data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in free credit monitoring service provided by William T. Burnett & Co.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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